Good morning, my name is Mike and I am new to the site, and appreciate all the great info.
I’m in week 10 of StrongLifts 5x5, am 51 years old, and overall in pretty good shape, other than I had a spinal fusion @ L5T1 (tailbone and lowest vertebrae) due to a broken spine from a horseback riding accident.
The StongLifts is going well, but I am getting to the point where the weight is feeling really heavy, and I’m beginning to struggle with form at the end of my sets.
Also, after my last sets of deadlifts, I’m experiencing a slight to moderate blackout condition. Any thoughts on this?
I’m considering stepping back the weights by deloading to around week 6 levels, and starting over from there.
My 5x5s are currently:
BodyWeight = 185# @ 5’10"
Squat = 175#
Bench = 165#
Barbell row = 125#
Overhead press = 115# (this one my fomr is breaking down badly at the last reps)
Deadlift = 215#
Thanks for any advice!